Meet Our Therapists

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KAREN MASTERS

ccc-ms, slp, com, QOM

Karen is the owner and director at CSL. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Pathology and received her Masters Degree from Emerson College in Communication Disorders. Karen has always worked with the pediatric population but also provides services to adults. She worked with multiple handicapped children at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton, Mass. for several years. She was then hired by the Brookline Public Schools in Brookline Mass. and worked with elementary aged children with a variety of speech and language disorders.

 

When she moved to NJ, she continued her work with children in the Summit Public Schools. She has been in private practice for over 16 years focusing on the preschool aged child and early elementary aged children. Karen is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM) and Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM). She is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a speech language pathologist and certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. 

 

Karen loves the beach, reading, walking her dogs and yoga.

Jodi Vicchio

MS, ccc-slp

Jodi received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders & Sciences from William Paterson University and a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Montclair State University. For three years following her graduation, she worked at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital of JFK hospital in Edison. While there, she treated a variety of different diagnoses, such as autism, cleft palate, and apraxia, as well as worked with on a team with occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, child psychologists, and pediatric neurologists. Then, Jodi was hired by the Summit Public Schools primarily as a speech language specialist in the Preschool Disabled program and as a member of the Child Study Team, as well as to provide therapy to elementary students. It is here that she also worked with Karen Masters.

 

After leaving the public school setting, she joined Chatham Speech and language Associates. She currently provides therapy to children mainly 2 through school age, who present with articulation disorders, orofacial myofunctional disorders, apraxia, auditory processing difficulties, receptive and expressive language problems, fluency issues, hearing impairment, memory difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder, and ADD/ADHD. She thoroughly enjoys working here and getting the opportunity to work directly with families in the community. This facility allows her the opportunity to not only evaluate and treat children, but to go out and provide inservices to the local preschools and daycare facilities for parents, teachers, and staff.

 

Jodi is a certified member of the American Speech Hearing and Language Association (ASHA), a licensed practitioner in New Jersey, and a certification track candidate in orofacial myofunctional therapy. She enjoys attending workshops and continuing education programs to further her knowledge base and interactions with fellow therapists.

 

Jodi lives with her husband and two sons. She is involved in her community and with her children’s education. Jodi enjoys spending time with family and friends. In her spare time, she also likes to garden, read, and travel.

Heather Lomax

MS, CCC-SLP

Heather received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University in 2004. In 2006 she completed her Masters Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has always enjoyed the pediatric population and has spent much of her time working with children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum. While attending Montclair State she interned at the Demonstration Program on campus and then transitioned to the Jeffery Dworkin Early Intervention Program. While in Massachusetts, Heather worked at Wayside Beaverbrook Early Intervention and Franciscan Hospital for Children. 

 

Heather continues to work with the Jeffrey Dworkin Early Intervention Program and the Paterson Public Schools Autism program. In the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, she is a licensed speech language pathologist and holds a certificate as a certified early intervention specialist. She is licensed in the state of New Jersey as a speech language pathologist and is certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association. As a lifelong learner, Heather received an Award for Continuing Education and completed Fairligh Dickinson University's Orton Gillingham Teacher Certification program in 2016 

 

Heather lives in Parsippany. She loves traveling, spending time with her family and friends, trying new things, reading and living life to the fullest. 

Brittney Coan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Brittney studied communication sciences and disorders at Marywood University in Scranton, PA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2017 and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology in 2019. She began her career working with the geriatric population and soon after, expanded her scope of practice to pediatrics. 

She grew up in Cranford, NJ with her younger sister. She enjoys the beach and going to sporting events! Recently, she welcomed a new member to the family named Noah, a 4 year old yorkie-terrier.
 

CARMEN POLISE

MS, CCC-SLP

Carmen graduated from Montclair State University in 1997 with a Masters Degree in Speech Science. She provided therapy to children and adults at Morristown Memorial Hospital in both the acute care and rehabilitative settings. She developed an interest in working with children exclusively and has provided therapy to the preschool and school aged population in the public schools and private practices.

 

Carmen continues to nurture her passion in children and language based problems and completed her certification in the Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction at Farleigh Dickinson University. She is state licensed and ASHA certified. 

 

Carmen lives in New York City with her husband. She enjoys yoga, reading and the arts.

667 Shunpike Road, Suite 1A
Chatham, NJ  07928

2karenmasters@gmail.com

Tel: 973-635-5757

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